25 days in Continental USA Itinerary

25 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA attractions planner

Make it your trip
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New York City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and Top of the Rock will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, and take a stroll through Times Square.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary planning website.

Paris, France to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in August, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Washington DC

— 3 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Bring the kids along to National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at White House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Bring the kids along to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Yellowstone Lake. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take in the dramatic scenery at Fairy Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Aurum Geyser, and get outside with Morning Glory Pool.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park road trip planning website.

Fly from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around 3°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, get curious at Exploratorium, and then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online road trip planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, San Francisco is much warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Yosemite National Park

— 6 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Family-friendly places like Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows will thrill your kids. On the 17th (Wed), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, hike along Mariposa Grove, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and stroll through North Dome.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are slightly colder (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kids will enjoy Bright Angel Trail and Rim Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature